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Old 2nd Dec 2012, 17:46
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Dyslipidaemia is not the same as hyperlipidaemia

We don't test TFTS, but do correct known hypothyroidism before starting statins

Renal failure is not recognised as a risk.

Black tar urine is something I don't see in the UK

As a hospital doctor I use a bible called the BNF which covers the side effects and interactions. I also preview the tomb of paper provided by the manufacturer at the behest of the committee for safety in medicine. It does not mention this.

So someone may have written something for GPs - there is so much written in the NHS that I wonder how any trees remain standing - but it just shows how patients can be bemused and worried by too much information.
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